Is erotic flash fiction art? Can an ezine be a work of art in progress?
Yesterday, I sat in a room next to the magazine browsing room in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (the public library) in Oakland down by the University of Pittsburgh with the most recent copy of the Atlantic Monthly in my hands. I sat in one of the easy chairs. I had the room to myself.
There was an article in the magazine about one of the curators of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This curator is highly respected in her field (otherwise she would not have her present job). She had on display a pac-man video game and a vial of synthetic sweat.
I’m not making this up.
Why did she consider these two items art? Because of the “concept” of each item. Needless to say I heard echoes of Andy Warhol in her explanation of what is art.
I argue that it is the concept of erotic flash fiction (a narrative of a few hundred words that tries to capture and to make sense of some aspect of human sexuality) that makes it art.
I argue that it is the concept (commentary, pop culture and sex as art and entertainment all in the pages of a single online publication) that makes this ezine a work of art in progress.
Yes, dear reader, erotic flash fiction is art.
Hello hello hello, all my fans of erotic flash fiction who live all over the world! Are you enjoying the Anna Bayes Erotic Special? Another erotic story by Anna will be featured on the front page tomorrow.
The Old Soldier came into some unexpected fun money yesterday. So, I’m going to post this and move on out for Armand’s in Little Italy where I will sit on a high stool and sip cold draft beers and shoot the breeze with who’s there and think deep thoughts about life and death and writing and art as I gaze out at sunny Liberty Avenue on this warm summer day in Pittsburgh.
I still won’t be at Nico’s for karaoke until the first Saturday night in August.
Keep reading that erotic flash fiction. This is the Old Soldier reporting for the PittsburghFlashFiction, a locally published ezine of commentary, pop culture and sex as art and entertainment.